The second trimester was much more enjoyable and exciting then the first one. I could actually stay awake the whole day and I came to like salads again. It was wonderful.
2nd Trimester Symptoms: weeks 14 to 27
Nausea: became pretty much non existent.
Headaches: A lot less frequent then the first trimester. I did get a really bad migraine that lasted about 2.5 days which caused me to throw up the one time my whole pregnancy to this point.
Cravings/aversions: started to enjoy vegetables again just plain and water can now be a normal temperature. I still don't like mint gum and I have a new love for peanut butter. It's one thing I have everyday and sometimes spoonfuls of it. Still craving things like Mac and cheese and candy but it's a lot more controllable. So far no late night runs to the grocery store for Matt. I crave things when I see them on a commercial or pintrest but never enough to eat them at that moment. Sometimes he wishes I would act on it, especially when I crave steak...
Exercise: running 2 miles, pilates, elliptical and weights.
Baby stuff: made some big purchases. Jogging stroller, car seat, pack and play, onesies sleepers and pants. Been givin a lot of clothes from friends and family. And I crocheted a pink baby blanket for her.
Maternity clothes: a couple of shirts and one pair of jeans. I think I will make it the winter without a maternity coat!
Movement: started feeling her move at about 20 weeks. It was so exciting! I could see my stomach moving and Matt was able to feel her that same day. Now she doesn't stop moving and I love it, except when it's in the ribs, cause then it hurts. She has also started getting the hiccups a lot.
Sleep: It has been good and bad. I still sleep on my back sometimes... It's just too comfy to give up. Wake up because I am hungry more often and sometimes stay awake for an hour or so after, but I usually have baby to keep me company.
Weight gain: 15-17 pounds. Christmas was really good to baby. She got all the treats she had been craving.
It was really exciting to find out the gender of the baby. I had first thought it was a girl based on 2 dreams I had about a little girl, but then Matt and I both had dreams about a baby boy and just started referring to her as he because "it" was to impersonal. So we had become convinced it was a boy. So when the dr announced it was a girl we were both a little shocked, but so happy all at the same time. It was so fun to see her on the ultrasound moving around and looking like a real baby. I could hardly believe she was in there. I wish I had an ultrasound machine in my house and could see her all the time! We didn't tell our family in any special way about her being a girl. I kind of wanted to but Matt doesn't really understand why people go thru all the trouble to announce these kind of things. He likes the old fashioned way of just calling people up and telling them. (Fun sucker). I love that I am having a baby girl and have had fun looking at all the cute baby girl things. Matt kind of wishes we could go back to the days when we didn't know because then I couldn't purchase anything... :)